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14 Amazing Northern Michigan Summer Camps for Kids

Help your kids abandon their screens and fall in love with Northern Michigan summers just like you did. These classic sleep-away summer camps will...

How to Do a Northern Michigan Beach Day Like a Local

Rockstar parking, secret spots, easy picnics—here's our no-sweat guide to your best Northern Michigan beach day ever. This is a

RHB 2023: The Best of the Charlevoix & Chain of Lakes Region

The votes have been counted and the results are in for the BEST in the Charlevoix & Chain of Lakes region. From Bellaire to Boyne City, here are...

Sip Like a Local in Charlevoix & the Torch Lake Region

From the ultimate Torch Lake tour to Charlevoix's best breweries, explore Northern Michigan's leading wineries, breweries, distilleries and more....

Look Inside Our 2023 Northern Michigan Vacation Guide

Our 2023 Vacation Guide is here! From can't-miss adventures to outdoor dining and insider travel tips, here's a sneak peek inside. Start planning...

Best Sunset Spots in the Charlevoix & Chain of Lakes Region

From Elk Rapids to Charlevoix, here are five great spots to watch the sunset in the Charlevoix & Chain of Lakes region.This article was featured...


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Summer Camps for Kids

These Northern Michigan summer camps embrace a love of the outdoors and the arts.

Endless Summer Family Fun

There are endless opportunities for outdoor fun, so we’ve created this list of 10 healthy and affordable Northern Michigan summer activities to keep your family moving. 

Best Beaches For Kids

We asked our readers to share their favorite spots to take young children to cool off (bonus points for places with playgrounds, restrooms, and picnic tables). These are their picks for best Northern Michigan beaches for kids.

Fun Things To Do With Kids in Traverse City (even on rainy days!)

From exploring the Children's Museum to family-friendly wineries, Traverse City offers endless options for kids and families!

Best Biking For Kids

Sometimes difficult terrain or cars zipping by can make riding too difficult for kids. Read on for our picks of the best Northern Michigan bike trails for kids.

Make It a Day on Mackinac Island

Forts, fudge, biking the island and horse-drawn carriage rides. It's kid heaven...and parents love it, too!

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